21 x 29.7 cm
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About the artist
Celia Hempton’s small paintings explore the nature of pornography and intimate images in the internet age. Her painterly, cropped images of genitalia, whether covered by a hand or brazenly splayed out on a bed, always raise questions beyond the obvious. Selected solo exhibitions include Breach, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Roma, Italia (2018); presentation for Material with Sultana (Mexico, 2017); Prem Sahib in collaboration with Celia Hempton, Southard Reid (London, 2017); presentation for Frieze London with Southard Reid (2016); Art Night with ICA curated by Kathy Noble (London, 2016); The Magazine Sessions in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust, Serpentine Sackler Gallery (London, 2016); Celia Hempton, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand (2016); Lupa, Galerie Sultana (Paris, 2015); FLY ASH, White Cubicle, The George & Dragon (London, 2015); Chat Random, Southard Reid (2014, London); Paintings on Wall and Canvas, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill (Rome, 2014).
Hempton is represented by Southard Reid, London; Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome; and Galerie Sultana, Paris.
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